- Nov 7 201614 minutes
The Kids Are Not All Right
American teens are anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. Experts are struggling over how to help them
- Mar 1 20141 minute
This Is Your Brain On Power
There's evidence that power actually changes the way the brain sees others, decreasing recognition of others' concerns.
- Oct 24 20165 minutes
A New Paradigm For Opioid Addiction: More Drugs
THE PHOTO WAS so startling that it almost seemed staged. In the driver’s seat, the man’s head is dropped back, his eyes closed, mouth agape, one hand draped on the steering wheel in front of him and the other in his lap. In the passenger seat, a woma
- Jul 25 20161 minute
Then & Now
CHRISTINA DUGAN In 1980 actress Mackenzie Phillips joined her father, John Phillips (whom Mackenzie claimed she had an incestuous relationship with in her 2009 memoir High on Arrival), in rehab for an out-of-control cocaine habit that had gotten her
- Nov 7 20161 minute
What Parents Should Do
If you’re worried about an adolescent and aren’t sure what to do, heed the advice of Fadi Haddad, a psychiatrist and the co-author of Helping Kids in Crisis
- Oct 24 20161 minute
How Thinking Like A Kid Can Spur Creativity
IT’S COMMON FOR ADULTS TO FEEL LIKE we’re drowning in judgment—“You’re not famous enough,” “You’re not smart enough,” “You’re not thin enough.” The weight of these appraisals, from others and from ourselves, can prevent us from looking at the world a
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
My Famıly’s Battle With Mental Illness
IN A NEW BOOK, THE STAR OPENS UP ABOUT HOW SHE SAVED HER SCHIZOPHRENIC MOM
- Nov 7 20162 minutes
The Forgotten Side Of Cancer Care
TUNNEL VISION CAN SET IN WITH A new cancer diagnosis. Everyone—the doctor, the patient, the patient’s loved ones—focuses almost exclusively on treatment: the chemotherapy, surgery and radiation that aim to keep a patient alive for as long as possible
- Sep 26 20161 minute
Why We Should Watch Our Internal Clocks
IN OUR RELENTLESS QUEST TO LIVE healthier, happier, more productive lives, we often overlook a powerful tool within us: our internal sense of timing. The human body is genetically designed to coordinate the “when” of almost all aspects of life—sleep,
- Oct 17 20161 minute
How Mindfulness Can Save You Money
IF YOU PUT PEOPLE IN BRAIN SCANNERS and give them something delicious—say, wine or chocolate—the reward centers of their brains light up. In other words, it’s making them feel good. But if you promise them a delicious item in the future, there’s no r
- Aug 29 20167 minutes
Some military veterans are embracing the drug as scientists scramble to study its effects
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Focus on Staying Sharp
THE MONEY LINK: You’ve done a great job planning for retirement, so the last thing you want is to slip up and squander your savings once you get there. A new study by Texas Tech professors Michael Finke and Sandra Huston and the University of Michiga
- Oct 10 20161 minute
Why We’re Addicted To Email—And How To Fix It
IN TODAY’S DIGITAL WORLD, WE’RE OFTEN expected to be on email at all times. Recent studies show that office workers spend almost a third of their workday reading and responding to messages. This constant connectivity can be harmful: scientists have e
- Oct 3 20165 minutes
The Mindful Classroom
Some experts think mindfulness is the antidote to distraction, misbehaving—even poor math scores. Are they on to something?
- Jul 25 20165 minutes
The Healing Power Of Nature
IT SOUNDED MORE LIKE A LARK THAN a scientific study when a handful of Japanese researchers set out to discover whether something special—and clinically therapeutic—happens when people spend time in nature. They were inspired by a new recommendation f
- Jul 25 20163 minutes
Comedian Maria Bamford My Battle With Mental
THE STAR OPENS UP ABOUT HER BREAKDOWN, HER BIPOLAR DIAGNOSIS AND HOW SHE’S HEALING WITH A SUPPORTIVE HUSBAND AND A NEW SHOW
- Apr 1 20156 minutes
7 Tips For Getting Your Team To Think More Creatively
The pros share what works for them. Read and learn.
- Jun 6 20161 minute
Why Kids Need More Empathy
“WHAT TRAIT DO KIDS REALLY NEED TO BE happy and successful?” Over the years, hundreds of parents have asked me that question. My answer surprises most: empathy. More than acing tests or earning fancy degrees, kids—and adults—who understand and apprec
- May 1 20156 minutes
Are Wellness Programs Right For Your Company?
A look at the risks and ROI for employers.
- Jun 1 20161 minute
Meet The Designers Hoping To Treat Adhd And Alzheimer's With Gaming
These are games that kids and parents can all appreciate.
- Mar 1 20163 minutes
Practical Advice For Fighting Fear
How do we dial down our freaked-out minds? Scott Halford, author of Activate Your Brain and the founder of the consultant group Complete Intelligence, explains.
- Oct 1 20141 minute
10 Ways To Recharge
Your guide to escaping the burnout model.
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Closing A Deal At A Bar? This Research Can Help.
Rule No. 1: Get to the bar early, so you control who sits where.
- Oct 16 20161 minute
What Is The Point Of A Quantified Self?
MELISSA DAHL: The Fitbit was introduced at a tech conference eight years ago. It’s kind of incredible to realize that, before then, this idea of the “quantified self” didn’t really exist in the mainstream. JESSE SINGAL: I feel like it’s the intersec
- Aug 8 20162 minutes
Can Brain Training Protect You From Dementia? New Evidence Is Promising
THE FACT THAT HUMANS LIVE LONGER THAN EVER BEFORE cuts both ways, because the more time we spend on the planet, the more things can go haywire in our bodies and our minds. It’s a particular challenge for neurologists who want to keep our brains healt
- Jun 27 20162 minutes
Sebastian Junger The author “rants” about why people feel good after disasters, and the human connection that’s missing from modern life
- Sep 5 20163 minutes
Can Virtual Reality Help People Manage Pain?
SNOWFLAKES FALL AROUND ME AS I float above a river, weaving through an icy wonderland. I toss a fish to an otter, and it shivers with glee. Then, as I exit a cave full of colorful rocks, I flow into a bright spring landscape, complete with cherry blo
- Jun 1 201511 minutes
Meet Amelia, The AI Platform That Could Change The Future Of IT
Created by IPsoft, the virtual agent avatar can absorb in seconds the same instruction manuals that human employees spend weeks memorizing.
- Oct 16 20161 minute
When Paranoia Feels Sane
TYPICALLY, CONSPIRACY PROCEDURALS pay a price when they migrate from plausible universes to really hard-to-follow ones. The hacker dystopia Mr. Robot was different. Almost as soon as it premiered in the summer of 2015, it became clear that the show w
- Nov 1 20142 minutes
How To Make Sleeping On Business Trips Less Of A Nightmare
Send business-trip sleep issues packing.